Tourism spending increases in New Hanover county and statewide
Submitted by Laura Seel on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 8:54pm.

Tourism spending is up in New Hanover county. The county ranks 9th in the state for economic impact through tourism.

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ECU dean resigns after travel expenses and extra income questioned by state
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 8:43pm.

The dean of the new dental school at East Carolina University has resigned following a state auditor's report questioning travel expenses and income earned from sources outside the school.

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NC's first film commissioner dies
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 4:17pm.

Bill Arnold, North Carolina's first film commissioner, has died at his Raleigh home. He was 75.

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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington businessman up for prestigious award
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 4:15pm.

video A Wilmington entrepreneur is up for one of the most prestigious awards in the business world. His one-of-a-kind business has global appeal, and he calls it an economic stimulus package of sorts.

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Authorities find wreckage of stolen airplane
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:29pm.

Authorities are searching for survivors after an airplane that was reported stolen from a Chapel Hill airport crashed in Alamance County.

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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:23pm.

Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access.

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Defense in terror case seeks to block witness
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:20pm.

Defense lawyers for North Carolina men accused of being members of a terrorist conspiracy are seeking to block a proposed prosecution witness.

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Woman hit by semi may be cited
Submitted by Jesse Jones on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:12pm.

A woman hit by a tractor trailer this morning may faces charges. Wilmington Police say Ruth Henry was crossing New Centre Drive from the east side of S. College Road. With traffic backed up, she walked behind a truck stopped at the light.

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Golf course honors rescue workers, military with free round
Submitted by IE on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 3:09pm.

This week Castle Bay Country Club and Golf Course in Hampstead is inviting all active duty military, police, fire and EMS to join them for a free round of golf. The deal includes green fees and cart rental. All you need is an active ID card and clubs.

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Help local photographer appear in National Geographic
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 1:43pm.

Mike Melnotte, a photographer from Wilmington, has just been named a Category Finalist in the 2011 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, a program that pairs the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company committed to making a positive impact.

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